published Monday, November 28th, 2011

Two teens charged in Bradley Central High School burglary, vandalism

Two 16-year-old students have been arrested after more than $8,000 worth of damage was done to Bradley Central High School and more than $1,100 in property was stolen from the school.

Both teens have been charged with four counts of burglary, three counts of auto burglary, two counts of vandalism over $500, one count of vandalism over $1,000 and one count of theft over $1,000, said Bradley County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Bob Gault.

The students attend Bradley High School and Chattanooga Central High School, Gault said, and their hearings are scheduled in Bradley County Juvenile Court, Gault said.

Their names are not being released because they’re juveniles.

The School Resource Officer at Bradley Central made the arrests after investigators found someone had broken into four buildings and two school buses on Nov. 19, Gault said.

A four-wheel ATV was driven around the campus, then crashed into a large tree, which damaged one of the axles and headlights beyond repair, said Gault.

Sporting equipment, protein drinks, a digital video player and $13 in cash was stolen from a baseball locker room, Gault said, but a portion of that property has been recovered.

Vandals also shattered the window of a school van and damaged seats on two school buses, he said.

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